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Soldiers of God in a Secular World

Catholic Theology and Twentieth-Century French Politics

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HARDCOVER

$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674980105

Publication Date: 10/19/2021

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304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 photos, 1 map

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A profound and important book. Tracing the history of the nouvelle théologie, Shortall shows how religious thinking can scramble our political categories and open up new ways to imagine the future.—Edward Baring, author of Converts to the Real: Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy

Across a tumultuous century, as Sarah Shortall reveals, French Catholic thinkers were able to make momentous contributions to politics precisely because they insisted on the irreducibility of religion. Restoring theology to intellectual history, this book is a remarkable debut.—Samuel Moyn, author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

A pathbreaking account of how the nouveaux théologiens reshaped both Catholic theology and secular philosophy in the twentieth century. Shortall thoughtfully retells modern European intellectual history, upending conventional definitions of politics and ultimately transcending the secular–religious divide.—Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, author of Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

What happens when theology and politics mix? Sarah Shortall’s compelling study proposes an answer that is incisive and illuminating from the first page to the last.—Philip G. Nord, author of After the Deportation: Memory Battles in Postwar France

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